It's hard to make photographs when traveling with the family. The trip wasn't just about pictures, so many of the images are a cross between a snap-shot and something better.
I wasn't really happy with the gear that I took. Way to much gear, way to much bulk. I'm going to figure this out before my next trip but these are some random thoughts.
Some things just need a snapshot. So I do need to carry a point and shoot camera for this. This trip I used the Sony HX5v and was very happy with it. I would take it again.
I do want to shoot some video and am always disappointed with the audio, which means I need to carry a wireless Mic with me. This worked well on this past trip. I don't think I would be happy with the video from the HX5v because you can't add a mic.
I do want to shoot both digital and black and white film. This is where it gets confusing. Next time I will only take one system with me for both film and digital. Maybe a M9 is the answer because I can use my Zeiss Ikon and lenses with it. Maybe the Zeiss Ikon kit with one of the new mirror less cameras that could use the lenses with a converter.
Another option would be to take a digital SLR and a film SLR. This seemed like a good idea but my Minolta camera failed before I even left home. I wasn't impressed.
Maybe I should take a medium format camera to shoot film with. This would give me a boast in quality but has no digital counterpart and the cameras are large, bulky, heavy and I don't have a complete system.
There is a great solution out there.... I just don't know what it is yet.... but I'm searching.